300 short stories: story 274

story: “The Witch”

author: Shirley Jackson

year: 1949

where: kitchen table

note: I’m looking for a story I read by Jackson a long time ago. I think the woman’s name is Mrs. X.

a line:  “He was an elderly man, with a pleasant face under white hair; his blue suit was only faintly touched by the disarray that comes from a long train trip.”

theme(s): Train travel, strangers, motherhood, witches